Steve Schmidt, president of Cottonwood Crossing chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association, will educate farmers about the historic trail in a presentation Feb. 27 at Marion County Conservation District annual meeting in Marion.
Schmidt will give an overview of a history of the trail and will focus on details of the trail’s history in Marion County.
Schmidt lives in McPherson and is a retired civil engineer. He and his wife, Glenda, own pastureland in Marion County where the Santa Fe Trail is still visible. The trail segment is listed on the Kansas and National Register of Historic Places.